cellular processes

Cholesterol shows promise in fighting cancer


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Researchers at Simon Fraser University have concluded that cholesterol may have a few good qualities like slowing or halting cancer cell growth, after all the bad ... Read more...

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Discovery to help minimise drugs’ side-effects


December 21st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A missing link between the body's bio-clock and sugar metabolism may help avoid the serious side-effects of drugs used in treating asthma, allergies and arthritis, reveals ... Read more...

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Synchrotron-based imaging technique for ultra-clear pictures of tissues


March 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have discovered a new synchrotron-based imaging technique - with a million times brighter intensity than sunlight - that offers high-resolution pictures of ... Read more...

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Genes interact much like making friends on Facebook


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers have suggested genes interfere with each other in much the same manner that Facebook suggests friends.Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German ... Read more...

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Role of motor protein in hearing loss revealed


March 7th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania researchers have identified the role of tiny molecular motors in the hair cells of the inner ear.The vibrations felt by tiny molecular motors in the ... Read more...

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Cellular images now captured in 3D


March 6th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers can now peer right into cellular processes and that too in 3D, thanks to an amazing microscope. The microscopy technique takes images at high speed, ... Read more...

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Ion channel responsible for pain discovered


December 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Neuroscientists have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain.According to a study by the researchers from the University at Buffalo, targeting ion ... Read more...

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Study of how certain genes are activated yields surprising discovery


December 6th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, may change the way scientists think about the way cellular processes are synchronized.Contrary to general assumption, genes that work with ... Read more...

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Molecular ’switch’ that contributes to cellular aging process identified


December 1st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A team from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found a molecular "switch" that can "turn off" some cellular processes that are protective against aging and ... Read more...

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Researchers ‘watch’ formation of cells’ protein factories for first time


October 30th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The Scripps Research Institute's team has revealed the first-ever pictures of the formation of cells' "protein factories," which is likely unravel complexities of the cell and lead to ... Read more...

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India-origin scientist’s findings may hold key to novel malaria vaccines


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Out of the 72 molecular switches that control the three key stages in the life cycle of the malaria parasite, over a third of these switches can be ... Read more...

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How loss of hearing occurs with age


October 15th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have found out how age-related hearing loss may occur in humans.The discovery could eventually help physicians develop drugs to combat ... Read more...

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Micro-RNA decides malignancy of lung cancer


September 9th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): Micro-RNA is what determines the malignancy of lung cancer, found a new study.Professor Dr. Heike Allgayer, head of a Clinical Cooperation Unit of DKFZ and UMM, is an ... Read more...

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DNA discovery paves way for new therapies for hereditary cancers


July 9th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers have revealed new avenues to develop assessment tools and alternative treatments for people living with hereditary colorectal cancers.The research team was led by Alba Guarne, an associate ... Read more...

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New clue into cellular aging identified


July 8th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a new clue about the molecular and cellular processes governing aging.The discovery could help delay the onset ... Read more...

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Procedure to knock out genes in nematode discovered


April 26th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): After developing knockout mice and fruit flies, scientists have now devised a procedure for knocking out genes in nematode worms.By knocking genes out of action, researchers led by ... Read more...

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Distinguishing ‘driver’ from ‘passenger’ mutations in cancer genome


February 18th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new research looking into cancer genome mutations has demonstrated how scientists can distinguish between the 'driver' mutations that drive cells towards cancer from the 'passenger' mutations that ... Read more...

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Nausea drug may help treat heart disease and stroke


February 15th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): American scientists have identified new effects of drugs approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drugs, which can help shift cellular energy metabolism and may even come useful ... Read more...

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Magnesium is good for your memory


January 29th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Magnesium plays an important part in improving memory, says new international research. The research by Canadian, Chinese, American and Israeli universities shows that an increase in magnesium levels in ... Read more...

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Weak link in cancer cell armour identified


November 13th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a weak link in cancer cells.They have discovered that inactivation of a DNA repair gene called Hus1 ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in developing effective cancer therapies


September 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 3 (ANI): Canadian researchers have come across a novel mechanism that may be instrumental in the development of new, more effective cancer therapies.They have discovered that activation mechanism of the ... Read more...

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How plant tissues know which end is their growing tip


August 30th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has silenced nine genes in a multicellular organism, which allowed them to discover molecular secrets of how certain plant tissues know which end ... Read more...

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Fly eyes used to ’see’ new proteins involved in memory


August 25th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Using the eyes of fruit flies, researchers from the US and Ireland have identified new proteins necessary for memory.The discovery not only sheds light on this critical neurological ... Read more...

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Single gene offers may promising approach to treat both ebola and anthrax infections


August 21st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A minor reduction in levels of a gene called CD45 may provide protection against the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever and the bacterium that causes anthrax, according ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genes that let creepy-crawlies in Arctic survive deep freeze


July 21st, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified a suite of genes that help Arctic springtails survive freezing temperatures by dehydrating themselves before the coldest weather sets in.Melody Clark ... Read more...

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Understanding cellulose synthesis can help scientists design energy-rich crops


June 15th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that cellulose, which is the underlying protein network that provides the scaffolding for plant cell-wall structure, is also the traffic cop ... Read more...

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Sex hormone also decides how how well we hear


May 6th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Oestrogen, a sex hormone, also has a vital bearing on how our brain processes sounds, according to a new discovery. The findings show for the first time that a ... Read more...

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TB enzyme’s discovery brings new drug therapies closer to reality


March 28th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): University of Maryland scientists have reached a step closer to developing new drug therapies to combat active and asymptomatic (latent) tuberculosis infections by characterizing the unique structure and ... Read more...

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How oxidation regulates cancer-causing gene


March 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A researchers duo at the University of Rhode Island has revealed how reactive oxygen species (ROS), a type of stress signal, regulate a cancer causing protein, called Src.The ... Read more...

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Novel method of assessing women’’s eggs may boost IVF success


March 24th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): In a major advance towards successful in-vitro fertilization (IVF), scientists have developed a new method to assess the quality of womens eggs and determine which are more ... Read more...

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Discovery of cancer-causing gene can pave way to better therapies


January 24th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The discovery of the way in which a cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease can potentially open the way to better or newer therapies. Until now, research has focussed ... Read more...

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How cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease


January 24th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) say that they have found out a new mechanism whereby a much-studied cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease. Dr. ... Read more...

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New imaging tool helps scientists ’see’ cell molecules more clearly


January 20th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A powerful new tool can image single molecules in a cell, with much greater clarity and speed, compared to existing methods. The new tool, dubbed liquid scanning ... Read more...

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Researchers unravel protein role in repair of cancer damaged cell


January 7th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) A key protein in cells plays a critical role in not one but dual processes affecting the development of cancer, according to a new discovery."Most proteins involved in ... Read more...

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Disease-associated genes are ancient evolutionary legacy


October 17th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): German researchers have found that a majority of the genes that can cause diseases in humans were already in existence at the origin of the first cells. Tomislav ... Read more...

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